England 0-34 New Zealand

Sunday 11th November 2018
KO: 15:15 - Round: 3

0-34 FT

HT: 0 18

Attendance: 32,186

Official: G Sutton

Venue: Elland Road

  • England

  • Tries

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

  • New Zealand

  • Tries
    Ken Maumalo 2, Isaac Liu, Kodi Nikorima, Jesse Bromwich, Joseph Tapine,

  • Goals
    Shaun Johnson 4, Josh Papalii,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Dallin
Watene-Zelezniak
Ken
Maumalo
Esan
Marsters
Joseph
Manu
Jamayne
Isaako
Kodi
Nikorima
Brandon
Smith
Isaac
Liu
Kenny
Bromwich
Leeson
Ah Mau
Josh
Papalii
Joseph
Tapine

Official Report / Commentary

England had to settle for a 2-1 series victory after New Zealand won the third Test 34-0 at Elland Road.

Winger Ken Maumalo scored two tries to ensure the Kiwis prevented a whitewash after defeats in Hull and Liverpool.

New Zealand drew first blood in the fifth minute as prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves squeezed a pass out of a three-man tackle to create the space for full-back Dallin Watene-Zelezniak to work Maumalo over.

England left winger Tom Makinson, the newly-crowned 2018 Golden Boot winner, had a try disallowed for obstruction in the build-up while centre Oliver Gildart was similarly denied by the video referee.

The tourists went into half-time 18-0 ahead after scrum-half Kodi Nikorima created a try for second rower Isaac Liu and then scored one himself.

Maumalo went over again early in the second half and, after Waerea-Hargreaves was sin-binned, player-of-the-series Makinson had another try chalked off as his foot was in touch.

With Jermaine McGillvary in the bin for holding down in the tackle, Jesse Bromwich and Joseph Tapine crossed for the Kiwis.

England coach Wayne Bennett said: “We got to the tryline on a couple of occasions when they weren’t deemed to be tries but it works that way sometimes.

“You’ve got to keep everything in perspective, we’ve had two great games and won the series, New Zealand probably played their best game today.

“We’re going in the right direction, I’m pleased with the way we’re going.

“I’ve learned there’s a pretty talented group of footballers in this country.

“We had about 12 or 13 players not in the team who played in Australia so you’ve got a very healthy squad to pick from going forward.

“There are five or six guys who have given us a good glimpse of what they can produce. Luke Thompson is one of those, we’ve all seen what Tom (Makinson) has done on the wing, Jake Connor in the centre, Oliver Gildart to name just a few.”

  • 75: GOAL! scored for New Zealand by Josh Papalii
  • 74: TRY! scored for New Zealand by Joseph Tapine
  • 71: GOAL! scored for New Zealand by Shaun Johnson
  • 70: TRY! scored for New Zealand by Jesse Bromwich
  • 44: TRY! scored for New Zealand by Ken Maumalo
  • 40: GOAL! scored for New Zealand by Shaun Johnson
  • 39: TRY! scored for New Zealand by Kodi Nikorima
  • 34: GOAL! scored for New Zealand by Shaun Johnson
  • 33: TRY! scored for New Zealand by Isaac Liu
  • 6: GOAL! scored for New Zealand by Shaun Johnson
  • 5: TRY! scored for New Zealand by Ken Maumalo
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    England 0
    New Zealand 6

    Goals:

    England 0
    New Zealand 5